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fall short of (something)

To not meet or reach something, usually a goal, standard, or requirement. The phone falls quite short of the company's usual quality, feeling a bit cheap as a result. Unfortunately, your application fell short of the requirements for entry, so it has been denied. The company fell short of their quarterly targets for the third time in a row.
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fall short of

Prove inadequate or insufficient. For example, His skills fell short of the required standard. [Late 1500s]
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At the June meeting, Toshikatsu Fukuma proposed reducing the target to a 27 trillion to 32 trillion yen range and removing the phrase that the BOJ could allow the current account balance to temporarily fall short of the target range, according to the minutes of the meeting.
Perception is everything, however, and students who fall short of the Top Ten mark believe they will have more success applying elsewhere.
30, the annual revenues are likely to fall short of the estimated amount, they said, blaming the prolonged economic slump, which reduced revenues from residential taxes and other local taxes.
Even with "normal" yields, production from 60 million planted acres will fall short of demand.
Companies that fall short of the requirement must pay fines to the government.
Corporate sponsorship revenue for JASA, which governs Japan's amateur sports, is forecast to fall short of the original target by 62 million yen, while a 19 million yen shortage is also seen in public donations.
Although direct mail can be quite effective, the results can fall short of their potential if the program is not implemented properly.
But Interstate Brands' "Lite" and Schmidt's "Less" fall short of this figure.
The ServiceMaster Company (NYSE:SVM) today announced that, based on preliminary results, its third quarter and full year performance will fall short of management estimates.
THIS summer looks set to have been the wettest since UK rainfall records began in 1914, Met Office figures revealed - but Wales may thankfully fall short of its own record.
dropped 17 percent in trading Friday after the gambling company said it will fall short of Wall Street's second-quarter estimates.
As previously reported, the Company expects third quarter 2004 results will fall short of the results of the second quarter of 2004 but to significantly exceed the results of the third quarter of 2003.
That income would fall short of Amgen's 29-cent-per-share mark in the third quarter of 1999, but analysts say the company has strong growth potential.
United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) visited the earnings confessional today, only to fall short of analysts' expectations by two pennies per share.
It would also break the nonheavyweight record of 760,000 established in the De La Hoya-Pernell Whitaker fight of 1997 but fall short of the estimated 2 million for Tyson-Holyfield II.